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Broken Pots: Alyosha, Leo, George, and I
    I've been obsessed with a Tolstoy story, "Alyosha the Pot," since encountering it in George Saunders's wonderful book on…
The Strange Genius of Dr. Evermor
On Monday, March 30th, one of Wisconsin's great strange geniuses passed away in a nursing home in Sauk City, the…
"By the Time We Got to Woodstock": After Fifty Years
    Fifty years ago this August, I and five other intrepid adventurers climbed into a Chevy II Nova and drove…